Dating a guy with emotional baggage

After a heavy night of drinking he confessed that he was scared to get into another relationship because he associates them with pain and feeling trapped. It dawned on me that he probably had one foot out the door the entire time.

He admitted that he puts up walls, shuts down, and he just couldn’t bear to go through another break-up again. Why did I, yet again, get ahead of myself and trust someone that I barely knew?

Why was I upset about someone whose opinion of me, quite frankly, doesn’t matter?

Each time I pick up the pieces of my broken heart I learn a little bit more about who I am, what I deserve, and what I am capable of giving someone.

I can rest my head each night knowing I stayed true to myself, and you can too. Trying to fix someone else chips away at your soul.

Baggage is emotional turmoil caused by some issue in someone's past.

Guys are happy to help out their girlfriends with emotional issues.

Here’s what I learned through my pain: They are not perfect and you will always be disappointed if you continue to do so.

It’s through tough times when you get to know someone the most, not when things are good.

If someone can't come to grips with a relationship's end, they will be unable to function in a new relationship. The white whale is the prize of the character Ahab, who lost his leg in a prior battle with the whale.

At the center of the book, is Ahab's burning desire for revenge.

I would have saved myself a lot of time if I had the confidence to speak up.

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